Looking at Brooklyn Nets news and notes from around the web:
- The Nets officially released their preseason schedule a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn't seen it until this morning. One team they'll play twice is none other than the Boston Celtics: once home, once away. My guess? Don't expect Pierce or Kevin Garnett to make the trek up to Boston for a preseason game. That's a moment they'll save for the regular season.
- If there's anyone who knows what Paul Pierce feels like right now, it's former Celtics great Robert Parish, who spent a full 14 seasons with the Boston club before ending his career with Charlotte and Chicago for three seasons. What Parish thinks? It's going to be "awkward."
- J.R. Smith: The Knicks are still the marquee team in New York.
- NBA Deputy Commissioner/soon-to-be Commissioner Adam Silver seems upset that the NBA has a system that allows Mikhail Prokhorov to pay $87 million more than he has to. Uh-huh.
- Remember when Mikhail Prokhorov said he didn't own a cell phone? Now Prokhorov's company Onexim is in talks to buy a majority share of Russian mobile phone retailer Svyaznoy. Brooklyn really does change people.
- It's been less than a month and Celtics fans are already wondering if they should #TradeMarShon.